Saturday, March 26, 2011

Nuclear Demon is Thirsty

This photo wins the sad irony prize.  On the day after the largest city on Earth sold out of bottled water,  it shows a barge full of fresh water being towed by a tug.   "Oh good", I thought.  "Fresh water for Tokyo's infants, so they don't have to drink radioactive tap water."   But reading the caption more closely, I discovered that the barge is actually heading north to Fukushima Dai-ichi and the fresh water will be dumped onto the nuclear reactors.   At that point it will become irradiated, and either evaporate into the open air or  flow into the ocean.   After a week of feeding the reactors  sea water, the salt that was left behind has begun to clog up the works....the nuclear demon inside them now wants fresh water...and he'll get it.


At March 26, 2011 at 2:08 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's also disturbing that our U.S. government thinks it is more important to begin military actions Libya than to help contain those reactors. They'll probably use depleted Uranium on them....


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